Spey Splash & Drams with Murray McDavid 4th May 2019


Led by local canoe and river expert, Dave Craig, from the Spirit of the Spey, and Dr Andrew Forrester, Murray McDavids Head of Whisky Science. They will journey with you down one of the most beautiful rivers in the world whilst enjoying some of the most beautiful drams in the world!

Starting the day on the riverbank by Tamdhu Distillery, Dave will hone your paddling skills before setting off down river to learn the history of this majestic river and its relationship with whisky. Once arriving at Carron Bridge, you’ll hop onto dry land for a picnic lunch and a dram or two. After lunch, you’ll be negotiating some fun rapids, en route to the iconic Telford Bridge at Craigellachie for a locally sourced dram. Then, continue paddling down the river to Rothes, where you’ll be heading to Murray McDavid’s traditional whisky warehouse for a VIP tour and tasting, sampling some rare and exquisite single malt whiskies from distilleries situated along the length of the Spey. Guests will be presented with a complementary bottle of Murray McDavid to enjoy upon reflection of such a special experience.

 Things to note: This is a full day event; the day starts and ends at Craigellachie - you will be collected there in the morning and dropped back after the warehouse tour in a minibus. Please bring clothes you don’t mind getting wet – warm layers, lightweight waterproofs, old trainers (your feet WILL get wet). Change of clothes left at the finish, just in case!

Driving? All drams are available to be taken away in sample packs.

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